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Metronidazole is a medicine used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as
It is sometimes sold under names like Flagyl and Zidoval.
Metronidazole comes as a tablet or gel. This is called a topical treatment. If your infection is severe, the doctor may give you an injection instead.
If you need treatment for BV or an STI called trichomoniasis, you can buy Metronidazole here at HealthExpress.
Metronidazole can be used to treat many different conditions. Here is a list of some of them:
Unless you need treatment for the first or second illness on the list, you can only get Metronidazole from your primary doctor.
The treatment works by stopping the bacteria from growing. This makes it much easier for your body to fight off the infection.
When bacteria cells enter your body, they want to make copies of themselves as quickly as they can. This is how the infection spreads. When you take the medicine, the bacteria won’t be able to grow easily.
By stopping the infection from spreading, your body has a much better chance of fighting it off.
Once you start taking the medicine, your symptoms might go away within a couple of days. But, you must keep taking the medicine until you have finished the whole course. If you stop the medicine too early, you risk the infection coming back again.
For BV and trichomoniasis, you usually only need to take the medicine for 5-7 days. For other conditions like rosacea, you might be on the treatment for much longer (from 6 weeks up to 4 months).
One dose of the medicine is 400mg.
If you are taking this treatment for BV or trichomoniasis, here is a list of what to do:
Do not drink any alcohol whilst taking this medicine.
Metronidazole gel is used to treat BV. For the medicine to work, you must apply it inside the vagina. The gel must be applied once a day, for 5 days in a row.
Metronidazole gel can be sold under the name Zidoval.
For a full guide on how to use the gel, please read the leaflet that is included in your order. But here is a brief guide.
Remember to take the whole course of medicine, even if your symptoms go away.
If you forget to apply the gel, do it as soon as you remember.
Do not take more than one dose at a time. If you take more than you should, seek emergency medical help.
As with all prescription medicines, Metronidazole may cause some side effects. However, the most common side effects are mild and will go away by themselves. But just in case, please read the following possible side effects.
Some common side effects could be:
If you have an allergic reaction to the medicine, please speak to a doctor right away. An allergic reaction can cause swelling or it might be difficult to breathe.
If you want to read a complete list of side effects, you can find all the information on the leaflet included with your order.
Most people can take Metronidazole safely. But, be careful taking this medicine if you have:
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, check with your doctor before using this medication.
When you do your online consultation, make sure to mention all of your past or current conditions. This helps the doctor know if the medicine is safe for you.
Some other medicines can interact with Metronidazole. Make sure to let the doctor know of any medications you are taking - even if they are over-the-counter or recreational drugs.
Be careful of taking Metronidazole if you take any of these medicines:
If you’re not sure if any of the above apply to you, speak to a doctor before taking this medicine.
You mustn’t drink any alcohol when you are taking this medicine. Alcohol can cause bad reactions like headaches, feeling sick, and being dizzy.
You should tell anyone you have recently had sex with about your infection. They might need treatment too.
If you take Metronidazole for a long time, there is a small risk of getting nerve damage (something called peripheral neuropathy). This causes pain, tingling, or numbness if your hands, arms, and feet.
Please talk to your doctor if you start to feel any sudden pain when taking the treatment.
You can buy Metronidazole tablets and gel here at HealthExpress. All you need to do is fill out a short online form which will be reviewed by one of our UK-registered doctors.
If the doctor says it is safe for you to take the medicine, it will be sent right to your front door, with free next-day delivery.
The parcel will also be delivered in plain and discreet packaging to maintain your privacy.
|Description||Metronidazole is an antibiotic used to treat the genital infections bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas vaginalis as well as mouth and intestines infections|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Application||Men and women over 18 with the symptoms of a bacterial infection|
|Usage||Take 1 tablet 3 times a day for 7 days|
|Alcohol consumption||Avoid alcohol consumption|
|Breastfeeding/pregnancy||Caution is recommended, ask your doctor beforehand|
Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.
Yes, Metronidazole can treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). However, it's not available at HealthExpress for this purpose. You can instead purchase Trimethoprim and Nitrofurantoin on prescription for UTIs here at HealthExpress.
Metronidazole is not commonly used to treat chlamydia. Whilst it is used to treat the STI trichomoniasis, those seeking chlamydia treatment should refer here for more information.
Metronidazole typically starts working within a few days, but it may take up to a week for the full effects to be seen. Even if you start to feel better, you must take the full course of treatment to ensure success. If you are still experiencing symptoms after taking Metronidazole for a week, speak with your doctor.
Drinking alcohol while taking Metronidazole can cause some serious problems. You might feel sick, have stomach pain, or get hot flashes. You might also feel dizzy or drowsy. That is why you should not drink alcohol while taking Metronidazole.
Yes, you should wait 24 hours after your last dose to drink alcohol.
Yes, feeling tired is a reported side effect of Metronidazole. You should wait to see how it affects you before driving or using heavy machinery.
Some people who take Metronidazole may experience genital or oral thrush. If you are experiencing any symptoms of a yeast infection, you should consult your healthcare provider.
Side effects typically last for a few days after starting treatment, then disappear once your body has gotten used to the medication. If any side effects persist or worsen, contact your healthcare provider.
Fluconazole (Diflucan) is a prescription and over-the-counter medicine for thrush. It can be taken with Metronidazole but if you're experiencing symptoms of thrush, it's best to speak to your doctor to make sure it's suitable for you.
Yes, Metronidazole can alter the effectiveness of your combined contraceptive pill. You should avoid having sex or use barrier contraception whilst using Metronidazole if you take 'the pill'.
Yes, you can take painkillers while on Metronidazole. You can take medicines like paracetamol, ibuprofen and co-codamol. But you should not take co-codamol for a long time.
You can take amoxicillin and metronidazole together if your doctor prescribed it.
have a recurring problem due to previous surgery and the only thing to sort it is Metronidazole and only take if absolutely needed but it starts working almost straight awayRosemarie I
I’ve only taken the product for three days and my symptoms have clearedMariyam
I have taken metronidazole before ,excellent effective medicine .Sarah R
Wonderful. Only two days into my course of antibiotics but they’re starting to work, I’m so pleased!Kat D
Gets straight to work on the infection and it was prescribed and very happyRosemarie I
Worked very quickly and was able to get on with my routine! Thanks 😊Sam
Perfect Service !!!Ewelina
Working wellLaura C
Treatment was just asI I expectedAndrea